2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2014 5:22 AM by Abigailsmom

    I had to refresh my computer; LR was removed. How do I re-install and have it recognize all my files that have already been imported through LR?


      My computer's main files became corrupted and I had to "refresh" the system. It kept my files, but erased all of the programs. I had to even re-install Microsoft Word. So it erased my downloaded Lightroom as well.


      However, all of my files are still on the computer, including the file labeled "Lightroom 5 Catalog" and 2 others like it.


      My question is, how do I go about getting the program BACK onto my computer and having the program recognize that all of the pictures currently in my "Library/Pictures" folder have at one point already been imported through LR? I don't really even know what I'm talking about; I am not super techy. Maybe if I download it again it will already recognize all the files? I just want to move cautiously because I'm dealing with all the pictures of my 4 year old daughter who died last year.


      Thanks for your help!